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Latest news
  • Release: 3.12.000 -Production release.
  • Book: "Ant in Action" featuring SmartFrog.
  • Release: 3.10.016 - Production release.
  • Google London Test Automation Conference (GoogleLTAC): Video, slides
  • Beyond Unit Testing. ApacheCon 2006: slides
  • SF Components.1.06.000 released
  • Paper: “Grid Infrastructure Deployment using SmartFrog Technology” (link)
  • Tutorial updated: PDF, Sources.
  • Experimental constraint extensions to the SmartFrog language. (link)

SmartFrog is a technology for describing distributed software systems as collections of cooperating components, and then activating and managing them. It was developed at HP Labs in Bristol, in the UK. The core SmartFrog framework is released under LGPL.

SmartFrog project development is hosted on Sourceforge:

SmartFrog consists of a language for describing component collections and component configuration parameters, and a runtime environment which activates and manages the components to deliver and maintain running systems.

SmartFrog has wide applicability across domains ranging from utility computing to large-scale system configuration.

SmartFrog is a framework to build from, not a packaged solution. Typically, we write new components for each new service, and then use SmartFrog to describe and activate them. However, the framework is populated with a number of general purpose components that can be reused across services, and we are adding to their number.

SmartFrog and its components are implemented in Java ™, though SmartFrog components can easily be written to encapsulate software components based on other technologies.


We strongly encourage anyone interested in building or extending SmartFrog to get involved in the SmartFrog developer mailing list:

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Updated 17 August 2007

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Latest releases:
  • Core 3.12.000
  • Eclipse Plug-in: 1.0.2
Latest news

Release: 3.12.000 - Development release.

Book: "Ant in Action" featuring SmartFrog.

Paper: “Grid Infrastructure Deployment using SmartFrog Technology” (link)

Tutorial updated: PDF, Sources.

Short animations powered by SmartFrog (link)

Experimental constraint extensions to the SmartFrog language (link)

Presentation at O'Reilly EurOSCON 05. (Slides).

ANUBIS released. Available from CVS    (links:  1 & 2).


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